HearYa Live Session 34: Gringo Star

by oz on November 18, 2008

Gringo Star are just starting to hit their stride. We first talked about them back in April of this year and recently they were Spin’s artist of the day. Not to toot our own horn, but occasionally we find ourselves ahead of the curve.

The Atlanta band is now across the pond in England where I’m sure their garage rock sound is welcomed with open arms, given their Ray Davies inspired sound. Before leaving the States, the brothers Furgiuele (Nick and Pete), Matt McCalvin, and Peter DeLorenzo were kind enough to spend some time in Shirk’s studio while touring through the windy city.

According to Shirk, mixing this session was a bit trickier than most since the guys trade off instruments and vocals. That and because Pete Furgiuele had a love affair going with Shirk’s Fender 66 Blackface Vibrolux and he now has trouble looking at it the same way. The session still turned out great (as always) and the tracks include “All Y’all” and “Rebel Kind,” off of their debut album released this year, and also “Magnet Lightning Bugs,” a new unreleased track Peter DeLorenzo wrote while touring with The Black Lips. They topped the session off with a Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs cover of “Lil Red Riding Hood.”

Exclusive: Gringo Star – Magnet Lightning Bugs

Exclusive: Gringo Star – All Yall

Exclusive: Gringo Star – Rebel Kind

Exclusive: Gringo Star – Little Red Riding Hood

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Sara December 1, 2008 at 7:18 pm

I saw them a couple days ago. They’re a really fun live band. I can’t wait until I can listen to their entire album.

Sam March 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm

I can’t download the second and third song for some unknown reason. But the other two songs are awesome. I’m looking to find their album soon.

Shirk March 17, 2009 at 7:22 am

Downloads seem to work OK on this end…strange internet voodoo??? Give it another try.

Sam March 17, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Ah. It was my fault, I got it working now. Great tracks!

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